Well Wishes from Champlain College Online Faculty and Staff

Normally, we would be meeting many of you for the first time this weekend after much anticipation. Instead, we remain scattered around the country. But that just means when we meet, it will be even more special. Until then, we’d like to extend our well wishes and congratulations to you, the Class of 2020.

“Congratulations graduates and all of the friends, family members, and co-workers who supported you along the way. I enjoyed learning with you. Remember to be authentic leaders, engaged listeners, and to have fun along the way. Now, go celebrate. You have earned it!”

—Krista Crawford, Ph.D., SPHR, Adjunct Faculty

“Shoutout to our Health Care Administration graduates! Many of you have been working long hours as essential workers, caring for others, and somehow finding time to accomplish your academic goals. You are amazing!

Special congratulations to the Master’s of Accounting graduates! Hard work and commitment define you! I’m looking forward to hearing your continued stories of success as Champlain alumni.”

—Kaelyn Murray, Academic Advisor

“You never gave up and overcame so many obstacles to earn your degree, likely with the support of loved ones, colleagues, and classmates. Congratulations! Thank you for making it an absolute pleasure to teach in Champlain College Online classrooms! Now, go celebrate your amazing achievement—you deserve it! (And, to my former students, let me know if you need a letter of recommendation to get into grad school. You belong there!)”

—Adrian Cloete, PhD, Faculty

“Graduation is not the end, it’s just the beginning of the beautiful life that lies ahead of you. Good Luck. Happy Graduation.”

—Charles Kelliher, Adjunct Faculty

“To the Class of 2020: Congratulations to all of you! You have navigated the final chapter of your educational journey at Champlain in the midst of a global crisis, and you have done so with grace and courage. I am not alone in knowing I will never forget you. Please take good care of yourselves. I wish you the very best—including well-being and rest—in all your future endeavors.”

—Susie Merrick, Adjunct Faculty

“Congratulations graduates for working so hard to get here today! You set a goal for yourself and you achieved it. And for all of you who supported our graduates—family, friends, co-workers, peers—a heartfelt thank you! Your graduates wouldn’t be here without you.”

—Dr. Robin Ploof, Program Director of M.Ed. in Early Childhood

“Congratulations! Celebrate your hard work, your dedication and the countless hours you gave to earn your degree. Welcome to the Champlain College alumni family.”

—Emily Peters, Senior Academic Advisor

“Class of 2020: Dare to dream! Dare to do great things! Dare to show the world how amazing you are! Your Champlain Family will be here cheering you on no matter where life takes us.”

—Shaylea Scribner, Advancement Project Manager

“Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Although this wasn’t the way we wanted to celebrate you, it does not erase the years of hard work and perseverance that got you here. We are so proud of you and look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in person.”

—Casey Maynes, Associate Director of Student Accounts

“Congratulations on your achievement, Champlain College Class of 2020!”

—Liz Gauffreau, Assistant Dean of Curriculum & Assessment

“Congratulations, Class of 2020! Your perserverance and resilience has brought you to this day of celebration. We wish you all the best in your future adventures!”

—SMART Space, Academic Support and Coaching Services

“I am so proud of each and every one of you! The time, motivation, and dedication that you have put forth to completing your degree is quite the accomplishment! I hope that you’ll take with you what you’ve learned from your program and implement that knowledge into your organizations and careers. Congratulations, graduates!”

—Elizabeth Robinson, Adjunct Faculty

“Congratulations to all of our students that have juggled so much and worn so many hats on the path to get to this moment. Your drive, dedication, and many, many stories enrich this school, and, I’m sure, will continue to enrich the world. CONGRATULATIONS!!”

—Markeith Chavous, Academic Advisor

“Congratulations on your amazing achievement! It is a lot of work and requires a great deal of commitment, you should be proud of the work that you have done.”

—Susan Zucker, Ph.D, Business Adjunct Faculty

“Congratulations! Your happiness is well deserved! Your investment in knowledge gives you the power to pursue new dreams, while feeling confident that you are capable of achieving your goals. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your academic history.”

—Maggie Hunter, Ph.D., Faculty

“To Caroline Steele—the steeliest of colleagues who sacrificed a lot to undertake a Master’s degree program while working full time. You are truly exemplary and inspiring! As you know, our adult students perform feats of bravery and courage and dedication each week when they attempt to earn their degree in the midst of family, working, and everything else life throws at them. Through exhaustion and through summers and through having to sit next to me in the office, you have endured so much to run your marathon and reach the finish line. And lady, that finish line has come. You earned this with blood, sweat, and tears (probably, right?) and I celebrate you for this amazing achievement! Congratulations, CSteele! You dared to learn more and grow more. And I can’t wait to see what you dare to do next!”

—Linda Reid, Senior Academic Advisor

For a special video message from the Champlain College Online Academic Advising team, head to the @champlainedu Instagram story the morning of May 9!

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